Panasonic TS30 overview
Panasonic TS30 is Panasonic's Waterproof digital camera initially announced on January of 2015. It comes with a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456. The camera is also known as "Lumix DMC-FT30" in certain countries.
The TS30 is scored #41 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & all-around #818 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to look at our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your customized criteria.
The following is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic TS30 history
The Panasonic TS30 has a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can find all older and latest models as well as important specs.
Panasonic TS30 Gallery
You can look at the TS30 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Panasonic TS30 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Panasonic TS30 based on things that are often viewed as crucial in a digital camera.
Panasonic TS30 Sensor information
The measurement of the sensor in the Panasonic TS30 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CCD sensor has 16 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. The ISO can be widened electronically to a maximum of 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not supported which means that you have less margin for error.
The picture below displays the TS30's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The TS30 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is presented in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic TS30 dimensions
Panasonic TS30 has a weight of 0.31 lb (142 grams / 5.01 ounces) & has exterior size of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8"). The weight of normal Waterproof camera is 196 grams so the Panasonic TS30 is lighter as compared to other rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The following is a visual of the Panasonic TS30 next to a softdrink to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will provide the button arrangement on the TS30.
Panasonic TS30 Lens information
The TS30 includes a fixed lens offering a focal range of 25-100mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which isn't amazing but it will definitely be handy in certain circumstances.
At it's widest 25mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.9 and that's rather sluggish and not very good for low light events and you might find it hard to get good bokeh. You will probably also have to increase your ISO setting which results in noisy images. At the long end, 100mm comes with f5.7 making it really sluggish and you might have to choose slower shutter speeds.
Panasonic TS30 Connectivity
The TS30 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can copy files and in some cases alter camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Certain apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Panasonic TS30 Video information
The maximum video resolution in the Panasonic TS30 is 1280 x 720 and you can record in MPEG-4 file format. 720p is low for today's standards. You really should try to get a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The body doesn't feature a microphone and / or headphone jack which means you have absolutely no control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to purchase a different camera should you need good sound for your videos.
Panasonic TS30 Weather Sealing
Panasonic TS30 comes with weather sealing making it a fantastic option for use in challenging conditions. This is particularly beneficial whenever you are unsure about the elements you may encounter in outdoor photography.
Panasonic TS30 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic TS30 comes with a 2.7 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the display has no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder specs for Panasonic TS30 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful in bright outdoor situations which may make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Panasonic TS30 Shutter information
Panasonic TS30 continuous shooting speed is 1.3 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/1300s.
Panasonic TS30 Flash and Hot shoe information
Panasonic TS30 features just in-built flash without external flash ability.
Panasonic TS30 Autofocusing information
Panasonic TS30 features only Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & exact as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detection which makes it valuable for portrait photography.
The Sensor comes with 23 focus points to pick from. It also features Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Panasonic TS30 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing option is good in low light conditions or you need more precise control on focus.
Panasonic TS30 Battery life
The battery in the Panasonic TS30 is designed to last for 250 clicks with respect to the CIPA requirements making it on par with it's rivals. The general Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 offers the highest possible (380) battery life in this class of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Waterproof cameras which have the highest battery life:
Panasonic TS30 for various kinds of photography
The following chart provides a summation of the Panasonic TS30 for various kinds of photography. To understand more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Panasonic TS30
The Panasonic TS30 has a rating of 36 which is terrible, and means the camera is just not very good to use for portraits. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW photos plus the capability to use external lighting.
Street photography with Panasonic TS30
Getting a very good points tally of 67, the Panasonic TS30 is a respectable option to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Panasonic TS30 Sports photography features
A terrible sports photography points total of 43 indicates the Panasonic TS30 is just not very good for shooting sports. A camera needs to have excellent autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic TS30 Travel photography info
Size is extremely critical when buying a camera for travel. All round, the Panasonic TS30 gets a above average 74 as a travelling camera which is a very decent option to take on your holidays.
Panasonic TS30 Landscape photography info
For anybody planning to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most important factor will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic TS30 and it's terrible grade of 44 for a landscape camera is just not very good compared to its rivals.
Panasonic TS30 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging preferably should have a articulating screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Panasonic TS30 is just not very good for vlogging as it receives a terrible score of 33.
Panasonic TS30 Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the TS30, here is a range of the top rated cameras which fall into the family of Waterproof.
The line chart just below offers you a bird's eye view of the TS30 versus it's top ranked rivals listed previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you might see as alternative options. To browse through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.